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Top links: Mark Cuban predicts student debt meltdown

A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the World Wide Web.

Few debates contain more foaming-at-the-mouth vehemence than the one around student loans. The weak U.S. employment market for non-graduates has amplified the importance of post-secondary education and American students are willing to borrow almost any amount of money to get through college. In many cases, the result is a crippling debt load with broad economic ramifications, like poor demand for housing.